By Mark Milke (AIMS Author) Imagine for a moment you live in Saint John, or Halifax or any other city, town or hamlet in Atlantic Canada. For years, you resisted the temptation to advise your children and grandchildren to move away from the region, even though opportunities—jobs and decent incomes, are in short supply. Nevertheless, you [...]
In the Financial Post, AIMS author Mark Milke points out that the New England states, home of socialist politician Bernie Sanders, have more competitive tax rates than Atlantic Canadian provinces. Read in the Financial Post. In a world where even Alberta tax levels can no longer keep billionaires from leaving — with oil magnate Murray [...]
This tax report is authored by Mark Milke, PhD. He analyzes the differences in major tax rates between Atlantic Canada and its nearest regional competitor — the New England states — for investment, jobs, and tax revenues. In general, these six U.S. states have a significant tax advantage on most measurements. As a "road map" [...]
In this excerpt from Mark Milke’s new book, Tax Me I’m Canadian – Your Money and How Politicians Spend It, the idea that low taxes and a competitive edge are inherently American while the continual creation of new taxes or increases of existing taxes are purely Canadian obsessions is turned on its ear. As Milke points out: “For our earliest founders and Finance ministers, attracting immigrants and investment to Canada through the promotion of a low-tax regime was the stated goal for at least the first 50 years of our country’s existence. The Dominion’s leading politicians trumpeted Canada's lower taxes compared to the tax-happy Americans…” Contrary to what many tax advocates argue, cutting taxes and promoting immigration and investment isn’t about copying the pro-business agenda from the United States it is about getting rid of the American influence that has taken us so far from our own roots and left us uncompetitive in the global marketplace.